Tennis Veteran Player, Roger Federer leads Team Europe to victory in first Laver Cup

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The Swiss was on hand to hand Europe thier First thrimph in the inaugural Laver Cup yesterday after beating players representing the World.

There was a fierce challenge from players from the rest of the world to claim the trophy in a dramatic final match of the weekend.

Despite cruising through the first two days, the Europeans needed the last match to finalise the victory and show the dominance expected from a team featuring five of the world’s top seven players.

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Federer delivered in a tight 4-6 7-6(6) 11-9 win over world number 20 Nick Kyrgios, with the Australian pushing to the final point as he sought a win that would have forced an overtime doubles match to decide the tournament.

But Kyrgios squandered a chance at match point and then smashed the ball into the net to end the battle, spurring Federer’s European team mates, led by top-ranked Rafael Nadal, to leap off the bench and embrace the Swiss at the net.

“I was ready to go. I had to be. That is what a team member does. The boys played fantastic all weekend but we knew it could change very quickly on Sunday,” Federer said.

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